SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say the number of cases of lung damage linked to vaping is up to 42.
The state Department of Health announced the new tally Monday, a rise the 35 cases reported a week earlier. It says 14 more potential cases are being investigated.
The department says the cases stem from the use of a mix of nicotine and marijuana electronic cigarette products. It hasn’t found one specific product linked to all the cases.
Symptoms of the disease include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Nearly all the people have had to get medical care.
U.S. government health officials said last week there are 380 confirmed and probable cases, including six deaths. All reported cases have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.
WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:
- Bringing the warmth back! Milder wrap to holiday weekend with a few clouds
- Where the SLC mayoral candidates stand on key challenges and issues
- Family ends search for missing CEO after her body is found
- Halloween Community Blood Drive to be hosted in Vernal today
- Two injured from bad crash on SR-201 in West Valley City